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Population (year 2000): 8,098. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,197 (+1.2% change)
Males: 4,066 (50.2%), Females: 4,032 (49.8%)

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Median resident age: 26.0 years
Median household income: $27,322 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Spring Lake:

  • Black (51.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.5%)
  • Hispanic (11.9%)
  • Two or more races (5.2%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Korean (1.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (6.3%), United States (5.3%), Irish (5.0%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), English (2.0%), West Indian (1.4%).Lake, North Carolina

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Spring Lake

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spring Lake town

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

10.3% Foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 3.0% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -294 (-3.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (8.6 miles pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (49.8 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (424.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: AFB, NC (2.7 miles Pope Bragg, NC (3.1 miles Fort NC Fayetteville, (8.6 miles NC (14.2 miles Eastover, NC (14.3 miles Rockfish, Mills, NC (14.4 miles Hope NC (16.2 miles Vander, Linden, NC (16.6 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $59,900
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $175,800

Latitude: 35.18 N, Longitude: 78.98 W


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.2%), Educational,health and social services (15.9%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Construction (12.0%), Retail trade (10.9%), Public administration (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,051 (-13.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 633 (18.3%)


 

Crime in Spring Lake by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 12.3 0.0 0.0 12.3
Rapes 8 6 11 5
    per 100,000 98.8 74.1 135.8 61.7
Robberies 29 26 41 33
    per 100,000 358.1 321.1 506.3 407.5
Assaults 26 28 30 64
    per 100,000 321.1 345.8 370.5 790.3
Burglaries 251 241 215 186
    per 100,000 3099.5 2976.0 2655.0 2296.9
Thefts 470 329 304 359
    per 100,000 5803.9 4062.7 3754.0 4433.2
Auto thefts 28 36 44 34
    per 100,000 345.8 444.6 543.3 419.9
700.3 601.5 659.8 689.1

Average climate in Spring Lake, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Spring Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Spring Lake city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/22/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 60 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jim Carter - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/24/61).


Hospitals/medical centers near Spring Lake:
  • BEHAVORIAL HEALTH OF CAPE FEAR VALLEY (about 11 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC)
  • CAPE FEAR VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC)
  • FAYETTEVILLE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spring Lake:
  • POPE AFB (about 2 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
  • FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD (about 16 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: FAY)
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 29 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spring Lake:
  • P K AIRPARK (about 19 miles; RAEFORD, NC; ID: 5W4)
  • HARNETT COUNTY (about 22 miles; ERWIN, NC; ID: HRJ)
  • GRAYS CREEK (about 23 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: 2GC)

Amtrak station near Spring Lake:
  • 11 miles: FAYETTEVILLE (472 HAY ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 11 $22,848 $24,925 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $7,942 $19,060 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,909 $34,908 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,789 $33,093 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 17 $46,609 $32,900 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $23,039 $21,266 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $7,911 $31,644 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $8,803 $26,409 1 $797
Water Supply 11 $23,942 $26,118 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $10,018 $30,054 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $23,942 $26,118 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 7 $14,052 $24,089 0 $0
Totals for Government 92 $205,805 $26,844 1 $797
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spring Lake:
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 23 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 37 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 48 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
Public primary/middle schools in Spring Lake:
  • OVERHILLS MIDDLE (Students: 873; Location: 2711 RAY ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SPRING LAKE MIDDLE (Students: 652; Location: 612 SPRING AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MANCHESTER ELEMENTARY (Students: 416; Location: 611 SPRING AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • LILLIAN BLACK ELEMENTARY (Students: 260; Location: 125 S 3RD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MAE R WILLAMS KINDERGARTEN (Students: 86; Location: 901 LILLINGTON HWY; Grades: KG - KG)
Private primary/middle school in Spring Lake:
  • CHILDRENS WORLD CREATIVE SCHOO (Students: 156; Location: 408 SPRING AVENUE; Grades: PK - 2)
 

Spring Lake compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Spring Lake:
  • WCIE (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRING LAKE, NC; Owner: WCIE-AM, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIDU (1600 AM; 5 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: W I D U BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLN (1370 AM; 5 kW; LILLINGTON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFAY (1230 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: COLONIAL RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WAZZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: WAZZ LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Spring Lake:
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFSS (91.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCG (104.5 FM; HOPE MILLS, NC; Owner: DR. JAMES E. CARSON)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFJA (105.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
TV broadcast stations around Spring Lake:
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

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